ULAN BATOR, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's National Center for Communicable Disease reported seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the nationwide tally to 148.
"A total of 248 tests for COVID-19 were conducted at three laboratories in the country yesterday and seven of them were positive," Dulmaa Nyamkhuu, head of the center, said at a press conference.
Six of the new patients are Mongolian students who arrived in Mongolia from Russia on a chartered flight on Tuesday, Nyamkhuu said.
The other one is among the 340 Mongolian nationals who returned home from Russia via three Russian military planes on May 13, he said.
In addition, six more patients have recovered from COVID-19, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 43, according to the official.
All the confirmed cases in Mongolia were imported, mostly from Russia.
There have been no local transmissions or deaths reported in Mongolia so far.
A French national tested positive for the novel coronavirus on March 10, becoming the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Mongolia.